Benefits of the Flaretite Seal
The reductions in manufacturing and operating costs are a primary aim of any well-run company.
The Flaretite Seal provides manufacturer's with a competitive solution at a reduced cost. The Flaretite
Seal in combination with flared tube and hose connectors presents the most complete and elegant
solution of all piping methods.
Machine operators will save in reducing lost time, unnecessary servicing of leaking joints, as well as savings
from oil replacement. Greater productivity from continued machine operation and reduced risk of accidents from
fire or slippery surfaces are other gains.
Savings realized by the installation of a Flaretite Seal in slightly damaged existing connections can be quite
significant, particularly on larger connections.
Previously, hose ends and adapters have been changed simply for the weeping to recommence a short time later.
The Flaretite Seal reduces the incidence of this type of failure.
Service contractors will recognize savings from the elimination of rework costs. Service contractors bear the brunt of any
subsequent leaks that may arise after a service program even though every care was taken and all correct procedures
were followed. In effect, the service contractor is made responsible for the shortcomings of metal to metal joints, and prior to
the Flaretite Seal they had no recourse but to replace existing components.
Our environment is a matter of concern for all of us, and leaking fluids from pressurized systems has to date had a harmful
effect on our planet. Metal on metal joints contribute to environmental contamination. Though relatively small compared with the
immediate effect of ruptured lines or shipping disasters, the continuous washing into our drains of hydraulic fluid leakage is very significant.
Mention of the word hydraulics to most of us in the western world would result immediately in a visual picture conjuring up an image of a bulldozer or backhoe covered
in dirty, dusty oil dripping hoses. This picture similarly applies to industrial machinery on the factory floor. This aspect of our industrialization is most unattractive and industry has worked assiduously over the last quarter of a century to eliminate the expense and environmental damage caused by leaking hydraulic fluids. The results have been limited.
This unsatisfactory legacy of industry not controlling pressurized fluid systems will live for centuries in the decay of the ozone layer from escaping refrigerants which
has been aided and abetted by poor security of pressurized fluid joints. We are now aware of the danger in which we have placed ourselves, our children and
future generations by not protecting our environment from escaping gases. Combine this on a global scale with the enormous repair costs associated with recharging systems and the problem is compounded. Some of this environmental damage is a consequence of extremely slow gas leaks from metal to metal joints without a seal.